12 Things You See Every Day That Wouldn't Exist Without Linux

By
Ash
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Jul 21, 2011

 

Linux is everywhere

Most People obviously know Windows. You use it work. You use it at home and when it does the "Blue Screen of Death" then you are reminded how well you really know this thing.

Linux. Most People generally don't know linux. Most people would be surprised that its a computer Operating System that they rely on each and every day. Lets see why .....

Android phones and tablets got their start in Linux

The hugely popular mobile operating system is based on the Linux, and with 550,000 devices Android devices activated each day, it stays radically relevant.

Linux powers a majority of the world's supercomputers

Japanese high speed rail

Yep, every time a train leaves and arrives from a Japanese station, Linux is behind it.

High-tech traffic control

San Francisco recently started using traffic controllers that are powered by Linux.

Toyota is making cars smarter

The newest company to join the Linux foundation, Toyota's In-Vehicle-Infotainment and communications systems run Linux

Got milk? You do now, thanks to Linux

DeLaval, A 122-year-old dairy equipment company, has used Linux in a robotic system for milking cows.

The New York Stock Exchange is powered by Linux

When they made the switch to Linux in 2007, the NYSE was able to reduce costs and increase flexibility

Linux is helping power particle physics research

CERN, the world's largest particle physics laboratory, relies upon Linux to power its huge particle accelerator.

Air traffic control systems use Linux to get you from A to B safely

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Nuclear submarines need Linux to run

In 2004, Lockheed Martin delivered a nuclear submarine to the US government that was powered by Red Hat Linux.

Google, Amazon, and Facebook all use Linux for their web services

Your TiVo is powered by Linux

It took Linux 20 years to get this far

Where else does Linux help you ?

 

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